- Charter Veterinary Hospital, Roundswell, Barnstaple
- Bridge House Surgery, Pilton, Barnstaple
- St. John's Surgery, Newport, Barnstaple
- Mullacott Veterinary Hospital, Ilfracombe
- South Street Surgery, Braunton
Training to be a Veterinary Surgeon or Veterianry Nurse
Veterinary Surgery is one of the most popular career choices for young people. To train to become a Veterinary Surgeon you will need to go to university and take a veterinary degree. There are currently nine UK/Irish universities offering the course: Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (The Royal Veterinary College), Nottingham, Surrey, and University College Dublin. You will need good grades in a variety of subjects at GCSE, and top predicted grades in sciences at A-level; some colleges will also ask you to sit a supplementary test, the BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test).
You will also need to distinguish yourself from the thousands of other applicants with a good range of extra-curricular activities and varied work experience before you apply, as demand for places is high and extremely competitive. If you have a good (2:1 or better) degree in a relevant subject, you can also apply for the course as a graduate. The Veterinary degree lasts five years (six at Cambridge as they include a further bachelor's degree as an intercalated year).
We support veterinary students looking for EMS placements click here for futher information on how to apply.
For further information on becoming a Veterinary Surgeon:
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons click here
British Veterinary Association click here
Charter Vets is an RCVS approved training practice and have been training Veterinary Nurses for many years. We currently employ student veterinary nurses on apprenticeships working towards their Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, along with Foundation Degree students with us on work placement.
The Veterinary Nursing course consists of practical training in the work place supported by a college course. This will usually be one or two days a week at college, but there may also be some block weeks. Alternatively you could attend university and gain a Degree in Veterinary Nursing.
Our Veterinary Nurses provide skilled supportive care for sick animals as well as undertaking minor surgery, monitoring during anaesthesia, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.
Our Veterinary Nurses also play an important role in the education of owners on good standards of animal care. As with any worthwhile job, the training required takes time, hard work and commitment. Those willing to put in the effort will be rewarded with a career offering variety, interest and daily contact with animals and their owners.
We employ senior nurses as clinical coaches to educate & support our students through their qualification.
For training opportunities, please see our vacancies section click here
For further information on Veterinary Nurse training:
Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons click here
British Veterinary Nursing Association click here
Duchy College click here
Bicton College click here